Welcome to the Virginia Educational Research Association!
Whether you are a VERA member, future member, or friend, we’re glad you’ve taken the time to visit our brand-new website. As the members of the VERA Executive Committee, we have spent a lot of time discussing how this website can best communicate our goals, plans, and outreach for VERA over the course of this year and into the future. We want to make sure you are informed about upcoming events, opportunities for engagement, and ways to reach out to us with any questions or needs. Please take a look around!
We will be seeking proposals across all areas of educational research, and hope to receive submissions from a diverse group of academics, graduate students, K-12 educators, policymakers, and more! Please be on the lookout for the Call, which will include all relevant submission requirements.
We will also be reaching out to the membership to request participation in various VERA committees. Your input is needed in areas such as proposal reviews, meeting planning, awards committees… all of the various elements that allow VERA to be an engaging, interactive, and supportive organization that draws upon the wide-ranging strengths of its members.
Finally, we are beginning a thorough initiative to reach more educators and researchers across Virginia. We know how much Virginia’s education community has to offer, and want to make sure our membership reflects this. We will be conducting specific outreach efforts to universities, community colleges, and school districts across the state, hoping to expand VERA into the most diverse, vibrant, and effective organization it can be. You can help us with this initiative! Please share this website, conference details, and our contact information with your colleagues and friends—we want them to join us!
Thank you for taking the time to visit and learn more about VERA’s upcoming activities. We are very excited to continue working to celebrate educational research in Virginia and to be a source of insight and support for our members. Please stay tuned for more information about the Annual Meeting and other initiatives, and feel free to contact us with any questions.
Good luck and good health,
The VERA Executive Committee
Jodie L. Brinkmann, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice, Virginia Tech
Bridget E. Thomas, Ph.D.
Senior Education Researcher
Quality Information Partners
John R. Goss, III, Ph.D.
Professor, Research, Organization & Leadership Studies, Shenandoah University
Tracy Walker, Ph.D.
MSAP Project Director, Code RVA Regional HS
Research Committee Chair
Kevin D. Struble, Ed.D.
Associate Vice Provost, Liberty University
David E. W. Mott, Ph.D.
Roberta Gentry, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor, Virginia State University